Ghostly Garland!



Introduction: Ghostly Garland!

When All Hallows Eve rolls around, many MANY ideas zip through my mind on what wonderous decorating I can do this year!! Having a 7 year old also keeps me interested in projects that are simply fun for us to create together. I love working with yarn, and always seem to have spare kicking around from projects, so I figure, why not re-purpose!?

This Ghostly Garland only requires a few materials, most of which you will more then likely already have in your home, and has a wonderful spooky effect!

Let's get ghosting <3

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Step 1: Gathering Your Materials

What you will require:

  • White yarn, as much or as little as you'd like (* I used one ball of yarn )
  • Piece of cardboard, cut to 4 inches in width
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Fishing line ( or hanging string of your choice)
  • Black marker ( for marking the face. You can opt for googly eyes as well )
  • Tape, or tacks for hanging.

Step 2: Creating the Form

Wrap your yarn loosely around your cardboard about 100 times. You can wrap it less if you would like your ghost to have a less full shape.

Once you have wrapped you desired amount of times, cut off the string at the bottom.

Step 3: Giving Ghostie a Head

Cut a length of yarn.

Slide your wrapped yarn off the cardboard

Use your length of yarn, and tie a knot tightly toward the top to form the shape of your ghost head.

Step 4: Marking the Face

Using your black marker, draw 2 eyes on your ghost head.

*You could use googly eyes in this step. Take a bit of school glue, and glue each eye to the head. Press and hold firmly for 20 seconds.

Step 5: Creating the Body

Take your scissors, and run them through the bottom loops. Cut straight across.

*be sure to take a closer look for any loops that skipped the scissors.

Now you have created your ghosts body!

Step 6: Repeat, Repeat, Reapeat

Repeat steps 1-4, depending on how long you'd like your garland to be.

I repeated the steps to create 5 more ghosts :)

Step 7: String It Along..

Using your yarn needle and fishing line ( or string of choice ) thread enough line through your needle to string along all your ghosts.

Pull the needle through the ghost head, until it comes out the other side.

Step 8: Keep Steady, Freddy!

Continue threading your ghosts until they are all on the line

* You can make a knot at the top of each ghost as you go, if you'd prefer a more permanent placement :)

Step 9: Ghostly Encounters Await..

Using tape, or tacks, or any other means of securing, find a spot to display your handmade garland and Viola!

You are on spooky ghost cloud #9!!

Make as many , or as little as you like

Bonus tip! If you want to make individual ghosts for singular placing, thrad the line through the ghost head, and tie a knot at the top to create a loop for hanging.

Happy Crafting :D

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    3 years ago

    I already knew how but nice tutorial I mean it is only making a tassels and adding eyes to it and stringing

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    Great looking Halloween decorations. I am going to have to try making these with my kids.


    Reply 3 years ago

    It's a great way to spend some creative time with the family, and get ready for the festivities that are sure to sneak up on us :-) Make sure to throw on a good Halloween playlist while doing so !! :-p Thank you for your comment !